• 16 Ratings

A perfectly-cooked beef tenderloin is begging to be the centerpiece of your holiday table. This rich and juicy holiday beef recipe might replace your traditional Christmas ham.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. For tomato jam, in a shallow baking pan, combine onion and garlic. Drizzle with the 2 tablespoons oil; toss gently to coat. Spread in a single layer. Roast, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove garlic; set aside. Roast onion, uncovered, about 10 minutes more or until onion starts to brown. Cool slightly. Coarsely chop onion and garlic. In a medium bowl, stir together roasted onion and garlic, tomatoes, sugar, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and orange peel. Set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, trim fat from meat. Brush meat with the 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with the 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Place meat on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. If desired, insert an ovenproof meat thermometer into the center of the meat.

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  • Roast, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes for medium-rare (135 degrees F) or 45 to 50 minutes for medium (150 degrees F). Remove tenderloin from oven. Cover with foil; let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. (The meat's temperature will rise 10 degrees F during standing.)

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  • To serve, cut meat into 1/2-inch slices. Serve with tomato jam. If desired, garnish with thyme sprigs. Makes 8 servings.


Prepare tomato jam as directed. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; 17 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 87 mg cholesterol; 657 mg sodium. 465 mg potassium; 7 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 30 g protein; 389 IU vitamin a; 13 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 4 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 12 mcg folate; 3 mcg vitamin b12; 30 mg calcium; 5 mg iron;


16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2